Nature walk at Arasana Kere and surroundings, Mysore district

Post date: Aug 17, 2015 4:30:37 AM

Fig: Oxyopes lineatipes LINED LYNX SPIDER

Date: 23/8/2015, Sunday

Habitat: Arasana Kere & Chikkammana Kere, Agricultural fields bordering scrub jungle

Duration: 7.00 to 11 AM

Highlight: 30+ Participants observed 59 bird, 21 butterfly and few flowering plant species. Few interesting sightings -

  • Plants in Flower – Terminalia paniculata, Stachytarpheta jamaicuns, Commelina benghalensis.
  • Butterflies–Southern Birdwing, Apefly, Banded Blue Pierrot, Slate Flash.
  • Birds –Cotton Pygmy-Goose, White-bellied Minivet, Red Avadavat; Common Coot, Baya weaver & Tri-colored Munia were involved in breeding activity.
  • An active hunting spider, LINED LYNX Oxyopes lineatipes was actively searching for prey on Calotropis gigantea green leaves.


When : 23/08/2015, Sunday

Where : Arasana Kere and surroundings, Mysore District

Habitat : Water body, Agricultural fields

How long : 07.00 to 11.00 AM

Distance : 14 Km from Mysore Railway Station

Note & Tips:

  • Nature Walk is free
  • Program is open to all, people of any age or experience level are welcome to take part
  • Field trip involves strolling / walking on dirt track/uphill
  • Carry sufficient water and snacks for individual requirement

Assembly point : Outer Ring road - HD Kote Road junction at 06.30 AM (just after Srirampura Gram Panchayat Office on HD Kote Road)

For more details, please contact:

Shivaprakash A

+91-9480191661 (7 PM to 9 PM )